Production Music Conference Announces New Panelists and Collaboration with Society of Composers and Lyricists:

Production Music Conference will Make "Composer Demo Derby" Event Open to the Public
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Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2015 - The non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, is making a number of new announcements regarding its Second Annual Production Music Conference (PMC,) which will be held from 8 AM to 7PM on Sept. 9th at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. 

To REGISTER for the PMC Event, please see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pmc2015-mark-awards-tickets-17138543846

And to REVIEW the full 2015 Production Music Conference schedule, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/pmc-schedule-announced/

The Newest Panelists who will be featured during this year's Production Music Conference (PMC) include:

• Christian Salyer, CCO, Current Music
• Ron Goldberg, VP, Manhattan Production Music
• Steve Ouimette, Composer/Artist/Producer
• Abby North, Owner, North Music Group
• Brad Segal, Fine Tune Music
• Jeff Rona, Composer/Owner/Liquid Cinema
• Brett Levisohn, VP, Trailer Park Content
• Nick Pheonix, Composer
• Dan Korobkin, President Sales & Marketing, Source Audio 
• Jon LaCroix, Owner, V Town Cartel
• Doug Reed, BRG Music Works
• John Houlihan, Music Supervisor, President, GMS
• Cary Ginell, Musicologist, Sound Thinking Music Research
• Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Composer
• David Helfant, Attorney, Arpeggio Ent.
• Cliff Simms, Producer/Creative Director, Music By Design
• William Kingswood, Composer
• Vincenzo Lorusso, Exec. Creative Director and Exec VP, Elias Arts
• Shawn Lemone, VP, Film & TV/Visual Media, ASCAP
• Mark T. Williams, Founder, Ah2 Music
• Robert Hurst, CEO, Audio Network
• Joe Saba, Co-Founder, Video Helper
• Sanaz Lavaedian, Music Supervisor at Mocean
• Jordan Silverberg, Music Supervisor at Transit
• Brian Murphy, Music Supervisor at Ant Farm

Additionally, the PMA has announced that it is making the PMC's session entitled "Composer Demo Derby" open to both PMA members and the general public. Industry executives, producers and composers from top production music companies will discuss and critique submitted music entries, as well as share valuable missing and production tips. Note: the caveat for submissions to the "Composer Demo Derby" is that participants must register to attend the conference prior to submitting their music for this event. To Submit Entries for the "Composer Demo Derby," Please Contact:
musicsubmissions@firstcom.com

The PMA has also announced that the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) will serve as Co-Presenter of a PMC panel entitled "Writing the Next Library Hit: Composing Techniques for Production Music." That panel, which will be moderated by composer Benoit Grey, will explore the question, "How is writing for production music different than songwriting or film scoring?" The SCL is committed to advancing the interests of the film and television music community. 

Regarding this year's PMC event, Ashley Irwin, President of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, said, "Composers are the foundation of production music, so we were thrilled when the PMA decided to expand its membership to include them, since many of our members rely on production music as an integral part of their livelihood. In light of this, the SCL created a Production Music Committee chaired by long time SCL Board member Benoit Grey, as a way of liaising, on behalf of our members, with the PMA and the production music community. The panel being presented at the conference, which Benoit will moderate, is one of many initiatives we are planning whereby the PMA and the SCL collaborate to give composers the tools and information they need to navigate their way in the production music business." Please see: https://www.thescl.com/about

On the evening of Sept. 9th, from 7-9 PM, the PMA will also be launching its first annual "Mark Awards." The new awards event will honor excellence within the Production Music industry. For more information, please see: http://pmamusic.com/themarkawards/

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION:

Founded in l997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community.  A non-profit organization with over 675 members, including music publishers, composers, and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.

Headquartered in both Los Angeles and Nashville, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:

**Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters in the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;

**Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed and decisions made;

**Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and

** Enhancing the value of PMA members' music through research, education and public relations.

For more information about The Mark Awards, please contact: markawards@pma.com  And... For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/

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